Payne Whitney: History masked

October 9, 2008
Yale students and the New Haven community have become accustomed to Payne Whitney Gymnasium’s foreboding Gothic architecture over the years, but current freshmen may never know anything but the shroud of blue that has emerged all around the campus landmark. Described as a “repair project” by Payne Whitney Gym Director Ed Mockus, the building’s restoration »

A reporter’s journey through the Games

August 29, 2008
As someone who has obsessively watched almost every hour of NBC’s Olympic broadcast coverage in recent memory, I would be making a gross understatement by saying that I was excited to spend this past summer in Beijing, host to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Through a series of very fortunate events, which include sitting in »

Yalies snag three medals in Beijing

August 29, 2008
BEIJING, China ­­­­— A handful of Yale-bred athletes were among the elite in Beijing this summer. Five Yale alumni and one current Bulldog participated in athletic competition at this summer’s 29th Olympiad in China. Sada Jacobson ’06 won two fencing medals — silver and bronze — and Josh West ’98 rowed with the British eight »

Campus mourns Chinese quake victims during candlelight vigil

May 20, 2008
While hundreds fell silent in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and all of China came to a halt for three minutes of silence Monday, Yale’s own Chinese community held a similar moment of silence halfway across the world. A candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the massive earthquake that struck the Chinese province of Sichuan last »

Softball beats up Brown to win 3 of 4

April 28, 2008
It’s always great to end on a high note. Yale softball (20-25-1, 7-13 Ivy) put together a strong finish to their season, winning three of four games against Brown (8-26, 3-17). The Elis split Saturday’s doubleheader in Providence, losing the first game 2-1 but bouncing back with a 6-3 victory in the second. Yale then »

Eli pitching should be advantage in Brown series

April 25, 2008
This weekend, the softball team will enter its last games of the season, playing Ivy League rival Brown in a pair of doubleheaders. Yale (17-24-1, 4-12 Ivy) will travel to Providence, R.I., for the first doubleheader against the Bears (7-23, 2-14) on Saturday and will return to New Haven to play the second doubleheader the »

Softball, facing a familiar foe, splits a road twin bill

April 24, 2008
When the softball team’s offense gets hot and catches good breaks, watch out. The Bulldogs (17-24-1, 4-12 Ivy) hosted a doubleheader against Wagner (26-17) yesterday, winning the first game 11-3 and losing the second 2-1, with a different batch of luck on the offensive side making the difference. Yale had faced the Seahawks over spring »

Eli ups and downs: Sweep, then swept

April 21, 2008
This past weekend was a mix of highs and lows for the softball team. The Bulldogs (16-23-1, 4-12 Ivy) faced Dartmouth (11-22, 7-9) in two doubleheaders this weekend in Hanover, N.H., sweeping Saturday’s games 10-9 and 6-0 but losing to the Big Green, 5-2 and 5-3, yesterday. The weekend began with a clutch play that »

Softball: Looking to end Ivy drought

April 18, 2008
Coming off a midweek doubleheader in which everything fell into place, the Bulldogs are entering the weekend with the momentum of their extra inning win and their tie against Providence on Wednesday. Yale jumps back into Ivy League competition when they travel to Dartmouth to face the Big Green in two doubleheaders this weekend. The »

Darkness keeps softball from day’s second win

April 17, 2008
Two extra-inning games made it a long day for Yale softball. The Bulldogs (14-21-1, 2-10 Ivy) faced the Providence Friars (18-18-2) in yesterday’s doubleheader, winning the first game, 3-2, in eight innings and tying the second, 6-6, in nine after the game was suspended because of darkness. With clutch hits from the Yale lineup and »

Softball falls hard in division openers

April 14, 2008
In its first North Division match-up of the season, Yale (13-21, 2-10 Ivy) was swept in two doubleheaders against Harvard (18-15, 9-3) this weekend. The Bulldogs lost 7-0 and 4-1 on Saturday, and the Crimson picked up two more wins yesterday against the Elis: 6-3 and 7-3. Both teams were able to get players on »

Yale eyes Harvard and first-place slot

April 11, 2008
After a double-header split with Sacred Heart yesterday, Yale softball (13-17, 2-6 Ivy) returns to Ivy League play this weekend by hosting two double-headers against the Harvard Crimson (12-15, 5-3). Last weekend, Yale struggled defensively against Princeton’s and Cornell’s strong hitters, and the Bulldogs will have their work cut out for them again this weekend. »